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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Hosts a Dinner at Frederik VIII’s Palace.

MaryOn the evening of April 23, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by her husband, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, hosted a dinner at Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, for “…leaders in sustainable fashion during the 2014 Copenhagen Fashion Summit…” according to the Danish royal court.

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall’s Brother Has Passed Away.

camillaPer a press release via Clarence House:

“It is with deep sadness that we have to confirm that The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, has today passed away in New York. Mr. Shand died in hospital as a result of a serious head injury which he sustained during a fall last night. The Duchess, The Prince of Wales and all her family members are utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss.

Mark Shand was a man of extraordinary vitality, a tireless campaigner and conservationist whose incredible work through The Elephant Family and beyond remained his focus right up until his death.”

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend the 2014 Japan Prize. (VIDEO)


On April 23, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the National Theatre of Japan to attend the 2014 Japan Prize awards ceremony.

According to the official website for the Japan Prize the award is presented “…annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.”

The winners of the 2014 Japan Prize went to Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Dr. C. David Allis from Rockefeller University.

Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu received the award for his “…pioneering research on semiconductor lasers for high-capacity long-distance optical fiber communication.”  While Dr. C. David Allis received the award for his “…discovery of histone modifications as fundamental regulators of gene expression.”

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Presides Over an Award Ceremony. (VIDEO)

BelgiumOn the morning of April 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Académies in Brussels to preside over the 2014 Prix InBev-Baillet Latour de la Santé (InBev-Baillet Latour Awards for Health and Clinical Research).

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain Presents the 2014 Premio Cervantes to Ms. Elena Poniatowska. (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived at the Universidad de Alcalá in Alcalá de Henares to attend the Premio Cervantes 2013.

During today’s ceremony His Majesty presented the award to famed Mexican writer and journalist, Ms. Elena Poniatowska.

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

MaximaOn Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Erasmus Medisch Centrum in Rotterdam to attend the 1000th language course for Hago Care cleaners according to RVD.

During today’s event Her Majesty presented certificates to those who completed the course.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Adelaide, Australia. (VIDEOS)





On April 23, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their never-ending visit to amazing Australia.

Today, the royal couple visited the city of Adelaide. Whilst there the duke and duchess visited the Northern Sound System youth music community center, visited the Playford Civic Center, unveiled a plaque at Prince George Plaza, and attended a “…reception co-hosted by the Governor of South Australia and the Acting Premier of South Australia…” according to Clarence House.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Attends a Ceremony at the University of Jordan. (VIDEOS)



On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the University of Jordan in Amman to witness His Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud recieve an honorary doctorate in International Business.

According to Petra News, the prince received the “…degree in recognition of his regional and international efforts in the fields of business, economic development, administration, tourism and media”

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Scouting Lunteren.

maximaOn Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as Patron of Scouting Nederland, visited the “…girl scouts Scouting Lunteren…” according to RVD. 

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Attend a Gala Luncheon at Palacio de la Zarzuela. (VIDEO)


On the afternoon of April 22, 2014, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias arrived at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid to attend a luncheon ahead of the 2013 Premio Cervantes ceremony.

Tomorrow, His Majesty will present the 2013 Premio Cervantes to famed Mexican author and journalist, Ms.Elena Poniatowska.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends a Charity Dinner. (VIDEO)


Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended a dinner for the benefit of the charity, Monaco Disease Power.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Uluru. (VIDEOS)





On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their tour of Australia. The royal couple began their day at the “…Cultural Centre at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the National Indigenous Training Academy in Uluru…” according to Clarence House.

For detailed information about today’s visit as well as to watch videos and view photos please click the links below.

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His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Views an Exhibition at the Sakura Museum of History and Folklore. (VIDEO)


On Monday, April 21, 2014, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrived at the Sakura Museum of History and Folklore in the city of Sakura in the Chiba Prefecture to view an exhibition about “…the history of earthquakes in Japan…”